The Shrine

About the Shrine

The meaning of the shrine starts with the recognition of oneness. The idea is that we human beings may have many different names for the divine, but all these names are ultimately varying descriptions of the same thing – the one great spiritual truth – that which we cannot comprehend fully, and yet makes us […]

Ching Ko

清口 The Ching Ko ritual is for I-Kuan Tao practitioners who wish to commit to a vegetarian lifestyle. It is also a requirement for those who wish to become Shrine Owners. Some describe the Ching Ko as the vegetarian vow of I-Kuan Tao. In truth, the essence of Ching Ko goes beyond vegetarianism. In Chinese, […]

Indiana Shrine Dedication

Indiana Shrine Dedication

By Bill Bunting On May 29, 2005, a group of masters and members of the I-Kuan Tao temple in El Monte, California, quietly thundered into Indianapolis, Indiana, and the status quo there would never be the same. I picked the words I used above very carefully because it’s important to convey the level of energy, […]

My Journey

My Journey

By Ed Monaghan 2005 was a difficult year. The business I started 13 years before was essentially ejected from its location and my wife and I did not know what to do next. In 1992 I started a gym in West Hollywood, California and began to explore the fusion of martial arts and fitness in […]